"Is there evidence for the Book of Mormon?" Millions have asked this question because the Book of Mormon is foundational to the Mormon faith - more accurately known as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Claims have been made that there is no evidence that support its historical authenticity - or historicity. The following articles are provided to demonstrate thr... [ read more ]
"Is there evidence of the Book of Mormon's historicity?"
Millions have asked this question because the Book of Mormon is foundational to the Mormon faith - more accurately known as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Many have wondered what evidence has been found in its support, as the book asserts to be a record of ancient peoples that came by ship from the Old World region of Israel to the America's where they developed into large and highly advanced civilizations with written language, walled cities, extensive roads, metal working, agriculture and a multitude of other sophisticated capabilities.
Claims have been made that there is no evidence to support its historical authenticity - or historicity. This website is devoted to providing numerous ARTICLES, VIDEOS and other educational opportunities that demonstrate through archaeology, genetics, linguistics and many other fields that not only is there profound physical evidence for the validity of this ancient historical record, but that this evidence leads to further understandings of where this history actually took place, the role of the Prophet Joseph Smith, and the importance of the restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Articles Index HERE - Video Gallery HERE.
Make 2016 YOUR year for a Book of Mormon TOUR... of a lifetime!
Book of Mormon Evidence "Heartland" Research Tours - 2016
Join the hundreds of LDS faithful who have experienced the ultimate in LDS educational touring with one of the "Heartland" geography's most knowledgable and enjoyable hosts... Book of Mormon geography expert, researcher, author and lecturer Rod Meldrum. Rod has teamed up with Legacy Tours and Travel to share wonderful opportunities to explore Heartland research together.
See the full Schedule of 2016 Tours HERE.
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June 2-5 4-Day NEW! Book of Mormon Discovery Tour ("weekend" tour will sell out)
June 5-11 7-Day Book of Mormon Evidence Tour (was Sold Out last year...don't delay!)
June 11-14 4-Day NEW! Branson, Missouri Showtime Extension (Don't miss out)
July 11-23 13-Day Church History & Pageants + Book of Mormon Evidence Tour (See it all!)
Sept 6-12 7-Day Book of Mormon Evidence Tour (Sold Out by July last year, so miss it!)
You'll begin your tour near Lehi's landing on the Gulf Coast, then travel northward, up to the land of Nephi in the Appalachian Mountains; then down into the land of Zarahemla - across from modern day Nauvoo. You'll visit the possible site of Christ's visit to the temple in the land Bountiful in Ohio and view the valley of the final destruction of the Nephites from the top of the Hill Cumorah in New York, just as viewed by Moroni as he overlooked the awful scene of the extermination of his people!
To Be Announced - Rome, Italy Temple Open House and Land Tour of Italy!
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70 Presenters - 156 Classes - 3 Education-packed Days
4,000+ attended the event Featuring the 17th International Book of Mormon Evidence Conference, the semi-annual event with exciting new evidence from multiple fields of study that the Book of Mormon history took place in the Heartland of America.
The #1 Best-Selling book on the subject of Book of Mormon geography, with over 30,000 copies sold! Author and researcher Rod L. Meldrum created the first 200+ page heirloom quality photographic journey of discovery into the exciting new "Heartland Model" geography!
Exploring The Book of Mormon In America's Heartland - A Visual Journey of Discovery.
This beautiful and powerful hardcover book has enjoyed huge success and is now in its 6th printing (30,000 copies)! It has been one of the most successful books in bringing people into the church, or helping them come back from inactivity... an amazing missionary tool to build faith and understanding of the restored gospel and its founding document, the Book of Mormon!
For more info including a history of the progress of the book click on its webpage HERE.
Over 300 stunningly beautiful and informational photographs combine with research, quotes, stories, artifacts, maps and scripture to make this the ultimate book on Book of Mormon evidences based on the Heartland Model. Enjoy some of the book pages by clicking on the PHOTO GALLERY page HERE.
From the Garden of Eden and Adam-ondi-Ahman to the restoration of the Gospel and the New Jerusalem —the “Heartland” of America is the setting of sacred and significant events throughout human history. This photographic book introduces the growing body of evidence that offers the very real probability of a North American setting for The Book of Mormon.
This visually compelling new book has a suggested retail of $39.95. Compare with other books of similar quality at $45-$60. To purchase, go to the BOOKSTORE or visit LDS Bookstores everywhere. Also available on Amazon.com and other retail book outlets online.
The Book of Mormon is the "keystone" of our religion. Thus defending its truths and providing evidence for its reality is critical in establishing its authenticity. While a testimony of its truthfulness is gained through a witness of the Holy Spirit, the book itself prophesies that there will be evidence to establish its physical truth as well. How can one have faith in the spiritual aspects of the book if one cannot rely on the physical aspects? We have found that the Heartland Model Geography has the power to answer many critical questions regarding the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon which has been shown to dramatically increase missionary success.
With that in mind, we are offering several missionary enhancing educational materials for super-deep discounts to help in missionary efforts. These discounts have certain restrictions outlined on our MISSIONARY SPECIALS PAGE HERE.
The Firm Foundation Expo & 16th International Book of Mormon Evidence Conference was held October 8-10, 2015 at South Towne Exposition Center in Sandy, Utah! With over 60 presenters conducting over 150 classes during this three day event, it was the biggest event of its kind. The event featured the 16th International Book of Mormon Evidence Conference, our semi-annual event with exciting new evidence from multiple fields of study that the Book of Mormon history took place in the Heartland of America.
Held April 9-11, 2015 at Utah Valley Universities UCCU Events Center in Orem, Utah! With over 60 presenters conducting over 130 classes during this three day event, it was, in a word, amazing! Attendees experienced live performances, art unveilings, screenings of new films, television series, magazine project launches and more! Registrations and at-the-door admissions indicate the expo to have well over 5,500 attendees!
Visit the EVENT HOME PAGE.
National Geographic investigative journalist Ryan Fisher has produced three incredible made-for-television seasons of a series called Nephite Explorer. By following clues from scriptural prophecy to help unlock mysteries from the Bible, Book of Mormon and American History, he has filmed some startling discoveries…some that may rewrite history. The first season's 14 episode series begins in Jerusalem and the exodus of Lehi’s family at 600 BC. He traveled to several locations in Israel which may have been along Lehi’s route south past the Dead Sea to the Red Sea. He reports on ancient prophecies regarding promised lands with their associated covenants which connect the old world and the new. As he progressed into the covenants and promises of the Lord on these promised lands he discovered incredible evidence that the Founding Fathers and other leaders of the United States believed and understood that they were establishing a latter-day promised land.
Click the Nephite Explorer Logo below to take you to the Video Gallery, then scroll down to clip #106.
Ryan travels to Washington D.C., Philadelphia, New York and historic sites of early America to talk with the experts regarding these promises and covenants. What he finds is truly remarkable…and largely ignored by modern history books. He then launches into a full scale investigation into the ancient inhabitants of this country, those that lived here during Book of Mormon time frames. He finds evidences of an incredibly sophisticated civilization that closely matches the Nephites described in the Book of Mormon and introduces his audience to them through their artifacts, artwork, culture and archaeology. The parallels he finds are nothing short of astonishing as Ryan utilized advances in science, technology, archaeology and history to further our understanding of the true history of the “most correct book on earth.” Don’t miss a single episode of this thought provoking series which includes many interviews with noted scholars and experts.
Watch the entire Nephite Explorer epidode 9 - Lands of the Nephites, Part 1 of a four part segment, by clicking the image below to take you to the Video Gallery, then scroll down to clip #107.
Nephite Explorer website homepage is HERE.
The most exciting and comprehensive DVD series on Book of Mormon geography is available after over 2 years of gathering high-definition film footage, conducting interviews, and creating graphics that has taken 8 months of editing to complete. You will experience this research like never before! On location explanations, interviews with renowned filmmakers, artists, historians, and experts in several fields. Over 9 hours of in-depth explanations and presentations that will have you saying like so many thousands of others, "Why didn't I know this before?" This DVD series is being described as the most powerful evidence for the truthfulness and historicity of the Book of Mormon ever assembled by those who have previewed it.
The 5 DVD disk series includes:
DVD 1; Prophecies and Promises; Promised Land Correlations with the United States of America
DVD 2; Joseph Smith; Joseph Smith and Book of Mormon Geography
DVD 3; DNA and the Book of Mormon; Rediscovering the Book of Mormon Remnant through DNA
DVD 4; Book of Mormon Correlations; Correlations between the Nephites and the Hopewell Civilization
DVD 5; The Heartland Geography; Mapping the Book of Mormon using the Heartland Geography
Each of the DVD's is approximately an hour an a half in length plus bonus features making them about 2 hours total viewing time per DVD.
You will see interviews with:
Elder Hartman Rector Jr., emeritus member of the First Quorum of the Seventy
Kieth Merrill, award winning filmmaker and writer and director of 'Legacy' and 'The Testaments'
Wayne N. May, author and publisher of Ancient American magazine
Bruce H. Porter Ph.D., author and LDS ancient linguistics scholar, CES director
Kay Godfrey, 30 year Joseph Smith period historian and Church History tour host
David Lindsley, renowned LDS artist and painter of Joseph Smith artwork on the current Church manual
Dr. Robert Fuller, owner of the Zermatt Resort, Midway Utah.
Charles Allen, author of Out of Captivity and Zelph Mound location researcher
Shirley Whitlock, 15 year president of Eagle Forum of AZ, Constitutionalist
James Bradley, foremost expert and author of The Eternal Perspective of Zion's Camp
Jon McNaughton, renowned LDS artist and painter of One Nation Under God
Jason Millward, LDS sculptor, creator of Visions of the Past and The Promised Land sculptures
Michael Bedard, painter of the restoration, Nauvoo, IL
Cal Christensen, long time resident and historian of old Nauvoo
Click on the film frame below to see the introductory trailer to the DVD series
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Quote by Austin Farrar
The relationship between rational argument (evidence) and belief.
"Though argument does not create conviction, lack of it destroys belief.
What seems to be proved may not be embraced: but what no one shows the ability to defend is quickly abandoned.
Rational argument does not create belief, but it maintains a climate in which belief may flourish."
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This website and research has been accomplished through private means and represents the opinions of the researchers only. Like all proposed theories regarding Book of Mormon geography it is not endorsed, sponsored by, or affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has an official position of neutrality regarding Book of Mormon geography and has endorsed no proposed geography.
The work described herein is the research and information of an independent organization in support of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon as a literal ancient historical and prophetic record witnessing of the divinity of Jesus Christ, and the wisdom and knowledge of the Prophet, Joseph Smith.